Fritz Reiner

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1125-7

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1463-0
Publication Date
February 1997
Page Count
332 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

Fritz Reiner

A Biography
Philip Hart

Thirty years after his death, Fritz Reiner's contribution--as a conductor, as a teacher (of Leonard Bernstein, among others), and as a musician--continues to be reassessed. Music scholar and long-time friend Philip Hart has written the definitive biography of this influential figure.

About the Author

Phillip Hart, Reiner's colleague at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and friend until his death, has worked in music administration at The Juilliard School and with orchestras in Chicago, Portland, and Seattle. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
"Philip Hart, who knew [Reiner] well, is an ideal biographer, admiring yet cognizant of his subject's darker side." --Notes
"Most admirable in this obvious labor of devotion--research began in 1983--is the minutiae unearthed, out of which Hart has reconstructed a career that ought to have been globally stellar but for Reiner's willful and repeated refusals to cooperate." --Chicago Tribune
"[A] detailed and painstakingly researched study which reveals a full and powerful portrait of Reiner as both man and musician." --International Classical Record Collector